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West Coast, Best Coast When It Comes to Sustainability

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 5:37 PM

The sustainability space has been a bit clouded recently, with many companies trying desperately to hop on the "green" bandwagon. Greenwashing -- or attempting to spin a company's sustainability creds without real substance -- has been an issue that has been building for years. More detailed sustainability reporting...

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Now San Francisco Truly Has a 'Reason To Party'

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 7:01 PM

San Francisco is not a city that needs a formal excuse to let loose and have a good time. A growing local organization, however, is providing the community with a feel-good cause to rally, err, rather party behind.

Reason To Party is a an organization whose goal is...

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Why Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Cares About Your Sewage

(3) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 7:02 PM

The pursuit of successfully turning waste into something of value has been the 'white whale' of the sustainability world for decades. Recycling has long been the clear example of how this lofty goal can... sort of... be achieved. But the constantly evolving green and cleantech worlds are now...

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Shakin' It Up: Artify It Introduces a New Way to Experience Art

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 4:03 PM

In today's world of smart phones and the 24-hour news cycle, you'd be hard pressed to find any facet of life that hasn't been influenced, improved or sped up by technology -- especially in the San Francisco bay area. One industry in particular seems to not have embraced the technology...

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Inside Scoop on Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 8:47 AM

Sustainability conferences, especially on the west coast, can be a full time job if you try and hit them all. It's important to distinguish the top events, and Sustainable Brands is one of them. I attended last year, and what I like about this conference is that it...

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Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions? Time to Think Bigger

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 2:17 PM

With the excitement of the holidays and New Year behind us, we're again faced with getting back into our regular routines and responsibilities (no more food coma or hangover excuses will fly). We're also able to look back a few weeks and assess the progress we've made toward our goals...

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Is L.A. Challenging S.F. on the Green Conference Front?

(3) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 2:27 PM

I managed to escape the San Francisco sustainability circuit a few weeks back (which in its own right could be a full time job) and attended the Opportunity Green Conference in Los Angeles. It was a refreshing change, and I came home with some pretty interesting insights and...

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A Hot Bed for Green Innovation

(6) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 1:15 PM

It's no secret that both parties in Washington are having some trouble finding common ground these days. In fact, the amount of common ground seems to be disappearing faster than you can say 'economic recovery,' or 'debt ceiling,' or 'mama grizzly,' or whatever the sociopolitical buzz words of the moment...

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Lather Up! Select Hotels Come Clean With Ingenious Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 12:24 PM

What is it about staying in a hotel that's so refreshing? Maybe it's the crisply made bed, the pool and spa, or you know, the room service. Hell, even watching TV in a hotel seems more fun than it does at home. And then there's the leaving the lights on,...

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Me No Understand Green Talk

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 2:50 PM

Weather -- a conversation topic reserved for quick elevator rides and filling awkward first-date silences -- is becoming far too complicated a subject. But why does weather now seem like an issue suited more for scientists than small talk?

Sure, it has a lot to do with how erratic...

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What Corporations, Investors and Obama Have in Common

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 12:49 PM

With the recent stock market roller coaster and the credit rating blues of yester-week, Obama and political, business and economic leaders from coast to coast have had plenty of things to say and fingers to point. When it comes to the economy, opposing sides of the aisle just can't seem...

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Green With Envy

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 10:53 AM

Sustainability: the buzz word of the decade. Well, okay, with a lingering recession and some serious unrest around the globe, it might not be THE buzz word. But it is certainly a focal point of political and social conversation. People claim they want to live by it. And companies and...

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